Annual EDGE meeting held in Falls City

(KLZA)-- The annual meeting of Falls City Economic Development and Growth Enterprise Inc. was held Wednesday evening at the Elk's Lodge in Falls City.

During the meeting Hy-Vee Incorporated's Dollar Fresh Market was honored as EDGE's 15th Investor of the Year.

The membership re- elected Dr. Steve Severin to a 3-year term as a General Director and Samantha Scheitel to a two-year term as a General Director.

EDGE Executive Director Lucas Froeschl announced the late Roger Kiekhaefer and the late Don Coupe are the newest members named to the Wall of Fame.

Falls City Public School Superintendent and EDGE Director Tim Heckenlively informed the audience of a partnership between the school district and Southeast Community College for an impending career pathways program available to all Richardson County High School students.

The Annual EDGE report to members revealed that J-Six Enterprises, a family owned company headquartered in Seneca, Kansas, with more than 550 employees has purchased the former Ames Company building on the south edge of Falls City.

John and Janie Kramer founded J-Six Enterprises in 1972. Fairview Mills and KC Treats are divisions of the company that operates in the agriculture, trucking, manufacturing, distribution and milling industries throughout Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.

The specific operations at the Falls City facility are to be determined.

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